EntertainmentElvis Costello, Delbert McClinton to Receive Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards
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MTV is said to be thinking about removing the King of Pop’s name from the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award given out at the the VMAs. Would that be the right call? The equivalent to a lifetime achievement honor, the first Vanguard Awards were handed out in 1984 at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards, to David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester. In 1991, three years after Jackson himself was bestowed with the award, it was renamed the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Most recently, in 2018, Jennifer Lopez became the first Latin artist to receive the award.
English singer-songwriterand blues-rocker Delbert McClinton are among the diverse group of artists who will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 18th annual . The show will be held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on September 11th.
Costello will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, with a wide-ranging catalog of lyrically rich songs that span everything from punk and new wave to country and soul. The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner for Performance is McClinton, whose more than 50 years of experience in music includes playing harmonica on Bruce Channel’s 1961 hit “Hey! Baby” and releasing the album Tall, Dark and Handsome in 2019. Songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant will be recognized with the 2019’s President’s Award for their creative partnership that yielded classic songs like the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” and “Love Hurts,” with versions recorded by Roy Orbison, Gram Parsons, and Nazareth. And finally, performer Maria Muldaur will receive the Americana Trailblazer Award for her forward-thinking Seventies recordings that included “Midnight at the Oasis.”
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Additionally, the Americana Music Association will present theto Rhiannon Giddens and late folk musician Frank Johnson as part of a partnership with the National Museum of African American Music. Singer Mavis Staples, who won the 2007 “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award, will also be recognized during the ceremony.
The 18th annual Americana Honors and Awards is the marquee event of the 2019 AmericanaFest, which takes place in Nashville September 10th to 15th and featuresfrom artists including the Vandoliers, Lori McKenna, Drivin N Cryin, and Lilly Hiatt.
For Julie Andrews, sudden success was 'like an assault'.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hollywood success came so suddenly for Julie Andrews, she said it felt like "an assault." The 83-year-old star is nothing but grateful for everything that's come her way, but she had the unique experience of having filmed three movies back to back before any had come out — two of which, "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" are still her most enduring. "I hope I had some common sense, but it could knock you off your feet that assault of press and adulation," the 83-year-old said Tuesday at the Venice International Film Festival. She made the trip to Italy to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award there the evening prior.